Cover Her Face (1985)

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Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Norman Wooland ...
 Simon Maxie (5 episodes, 1985)
Roy Marsden ...
Phyllis Calvert ...
 Eleanor Maxie (5 episodes, 1985)
Mel Martin ...
 Deborah Riscoe (5 episodes, 1985)
Rupert Frazer ...
 Stephen Maxie (5 episodes, 1985)
John Vine ...
 Inspector John Massingham (5 episodes, 1985)
Jean Heywood ...
 Martha (5 episodes, 1985)
 Catherine Bowers (4 episodes, 1985)
John Bott ...
 Rev Bernard Hicks (4 episodes, 1985)
Bill Fraser ...
 Sir Reynold Price (4 episodes, 1985)
 Felix Hurst (4 episodes, 1985)
 Sally Jupp (4 episodes, 1985)
Katja Kersten ...
 Ingrid Graham (3 episodes, 1985)
Charles Morgan ...
 Dr. Charles Epps (3 episodes, 1985)
 Derek Pullen (3 episodes, 1985)
Arturo Venegas ...
 Marcos Iturralde (3 episodes, 1985)
Auriol Smith ...
 Deirdre Croome (3 episodes, 1985)
Barbara Hicks ...
 Miss Molpas (3 episodes, 1985)


Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and murder investigation in London. Sally works at the local manor house for the Maxies and it is apparent that eldest son Stephen has more than just a passing interest in her. The night after they announce their engagement, Sally is found strangled in her bed. The question is whether her death is related to the London investigation or a completely different reason altogether. Her engagement created a good deal of ill feeling among the Maxies and several guests in the house with any one of them having a motive to kill her. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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17 February 1985 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)


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27 August 2005 | by (Virginia United States) – See all my reviews

While not a devoted fan of P.D. James, my husband and I have enjoyed several of her novels. We looked forward to the entire series of P.D.James adaptations in this set. But they were produced badly, and we can't quite figure out why. All of the actors bounce between being wooden and melodramatic, even though after looking up their other work they seem to be actors of high caliber. The camera angles seem borrowed from soap operas--even the music never seems to fit the action on the screen. The director, producer, screenwriter, or all three simply did not know what they were doing or did a very sloppy job. They are not unwatchable, but we found ourselves laughing at scenes that were supposed to be dramatic because they were so overdone.

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